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Emergency Care

Home Oxygen for Bronchiolitis

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a pilot randomised controlled trial, half of 44 children were given home oxygen to treat hypoxia in bronchiolitis, resulting in signifcantly shorter hospital stays.  Here. 

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Oxygen saturations at altitude

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a systematic review these authors suggest that at 2500 metres the 2.5th centile for normal oxygen saturation is 90%, falling to 85% at 3400 metres.  Here.

Acute Asthma Management

2 Apr, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a review of guidelines and survey of Australasian paediatric emergency departments, there was good consistency in management of mild to moderate asthma, but poor agreement about how to measure severe asthma, which probably reflects paucity of clear evidence.  Here.

Paediatric Ambulatory Care

28 Mar, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Assessment of an ambulatory care unit using a variety of methods demonstrated that it was a well-liked alternative to emergency department care.  Here. 

Emergency Care

3 Mar, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Leading Article: Davies looks at the changing provision of emergency care for children in the UK. Here.

Emergency Care

5 Sep, 07 | by Ian Wacogne

In a tertiary care paediatric emergency department in Western Australia, an increased numbers of consultants occurred over the same period as an improvement in a number of parameters including complaints, waiting time and admission rates.  Here.

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